Memberes: Dave Morris & Chris Munro
D.M.: From Vancouver Island, been living in Whistler for 12
C.M.: From Burlington, Ont. Been in Whistler for five years
Pique: Any nicknames for one another?
C.M.: Dave is Dr. Dave.
D.M.: I call Chris ‘5 string’. Not because he breaks one string
a night, because he breaks at least 5 a gig!
C.M.: I do break a lot of strings. I’m also Crazy Chris.
D.M.: Yeah, he is.
C.M.: Don’t ask why.
Pique: What's with the MAD Magazine reference?
D.M.: We poached the name cause it implies a duo as well as the
“back and forthness” of the two (musicians in this case).
C.M.: When we first started playing together we had this gig at
the Crystal Lounge where we put it up to the audience to come up with a name for
us. We still didn’t have anything at the time. Unfortunately we didn’t feel any
of the ideas stuck. A few days later Dave thought of Spy vs. Spy, I thought it
was cool. So… that’s it.
Pique: Which spy is black, and which is white?
D.M.: We call each other before the gig to find out.
Pique: How did you end up making music together?
C.M.: I met Dave when he was running an open mic at Tapley’s a
few years ago. I went down to check it out a few times and play some tunes.
That was actually my first time playing out live in front of people.
D.M.: We enjoyed similar styles of music and bands. I got in
touch with Chris a few months later to see if he would be interested in putting
an acoustic duo together.
Pique: Where can you be found when you are not gigging?
D.M.: On the couch playing X-Box or ripping it in the bike
C.M.: Last call at Moe Joe’s! Or chillin’ on my porch.